Russian soldiers from Syria may be deployed in Donbas – intelligence report

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The threat of the possible use of the Russian servicemen, withdrawn from Syria, in Donbas is increasing significantly.

Representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Vadym Skybytsky said this at the briefing on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Since the beginning of withdrawal of the combat aircraft and special purpose units of the Russian Federation from Syria, the threat of their possible use in the territory of Donbas has greatly increased."

Earlier, Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedom at the McCain Institute David Kramer said that the withdrawal of the main body of the Russian contingent from Syria could pose a threat of increasing military confrontation in eastern Ukraine as the withdrawn troops could be deployed in the Donbas conflict zone.

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